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Monday, May 15, 2017

Malaysia: Customs seize almost US$280,000 worth of rare tortoises from Madagascar
Asian Correspondent

Customs officials have seized 330 exotic tortoises worth an estimated US$277,000 after smugglers attempted to bring the creatures through Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Five rare Ploughshare tortoises and 325 Indian Star tortoises were more....

GHMC to set up underground bins
DECCAN CHRONICLE

Hyderabad: GHMC has identified locations where underground garbage bins will be installed for the first time. When the 1.5-tonne steel bin is full, it will send a signal to the operator who empties it using a specially designed truck. Each bin will c more....

Malaysia seizes 330 smuggled exotic tortoises worth $300,000
The Hindustan Times

Malaysian customs foiled an attempt to smuggle hundreds of the world’s most endangered tortoises into the country from Madagascar, a senior official said Monday. The 330 ploughshare and radiated tortoises seized at Kuala Lumpur International Airport more....

Aquatic life in Ganga stretch is flourishing: WII
The Asian Age

New Delhi: The Centre has stumbled upon a few encouraging nuggets while studying the Ganga, with the discovery of a flourishing aquatic life in a single stretch of the river, considered one of the most polluted in the world. After 70 years, the Dehr more....

Rise in elephant deaths concerns Forest officials
Kaumudi Online

COIMBATORE: An estimated 36 elephants died in the last 18 months in Coimbatore and Nilgiris Forest divisions, due to acute water shortage, starvation and man-animal conflict. The major casualties were reported from Nilgiris district, particularly more....

Over 24 crocodile nesting sites spotted in Bhitarkanika
The New Indian Express

KENDRAPARA: At least 24 nests of salt water crocodiles have been spotted near creeks, nullahs and river under Bhitarkanika National Park by the forest officials. Forest Range Officer of Dangamala under the park Akshya Kumar Nayak said, “We have alr more....

Nagpur: 62 tigers sighted during machan census
The Free Press Journal

Mumbai: Sixty-two tigers were sighted during a 24-hour wild animal census on waterholes or ‘machan’ done on Buddha Purnima at Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in Chandrapur and Pench Tiger Reserve in Nagpur. Total of 4497 wild animals were found more....

Rise in elephant deaths concerns Forest officials
India Today

Coimbatore/Udhagamandalam, May 14 (PTI) An estimated 36 elephants died in the last 18 months in Coimbatore and Nilgiris Forest divisions, due to acute water shortage, starvation and man-animal conflict. The major casualties were reported from Nilgir more....

4 states conduct elephant census, population rise documented
Millennium Post

Four states came together to coordinate with each other for a composite elephant census and study. The census came to an end on Friday at West Midnapore'sGoaltore. On March this year, Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand decided to conduct a more....

Rise in elephant deaths concerns Forest officials
Press Trust of India

Coimbatore/Udhagamandalam, May 14 (PTI) An estimated 36 elephants died in the last 18 months in Coimbatore and Nilgiris Forest divisions, due to acute water shortage, starvation and man-animal conflict. The major casualties were reported from Nilg more....

Animals in Eastern Ghats face threat of extinction
The Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: With the Endangered Species Day coming up on May 19, zoologists and wildlife experts have observed several marine and terrestrial species of fauna getting extinct from the Eastern Ghats region and many are in the endangered list that n more....

Tamil Nadu: Rise in elephant deaths concerns Forest officials
The Financial Express

An estimated 36 elephants died in the last 18 months in Coimbatore and Nilgiris Forest divisions, due to acute water shortage, starvation and man-animal conflict. The major casualties were reported from Nilgiris district, particularly in Mudumalai Ti more....

Four day all-India elephant census begins in Tamil Nadu
The Times of India

CHENNAI: The four-day all-India elephant census begins in this part of the country from Tuesday . The census of the pachyderms that is carried out every five years, gives an estimate of their distribution and population in a particular area. The numb more....

Tadoba tigers stabilize at 48, tally goes up in buffer
The Times of India

NAGPUR: Tiger population in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) and its buffer, which is considered as one of the potential source populations of tigers in Central India, has recorded 69 tigers, including 48 individuals in core area. The latest re more....

Concern over rise in mongoose numbers
The Times of India

KANNUR: It is a commonly seen slender carnivore that roams around in human settlements as well as in undisturbed forests. And, probably that is the reason why the increasing population of the Indian Grey Mongoose, which is not an apparent threat to t more....

Endangered bustards fitted with radio-tags to track flight to Pakistan
The Hindustan Times

India has fitted a small backpack with radio-tags on two Great Indian Bustards (GIBs) with an aim to track their flight to Pakistan, where according to wildlife experts they are being hunted down. In a first of its kind move, the Wildlife Institute more....

IWAI to study impact of waterways on dolphins
The Hindustan Times

With wildlife experts warning of a threat to survival of Gangetic river dolphins due to a national waterway project, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has decided to conduct an impact study on the Bihar-Jharkhand Gangetic stretch. The U more....

Over 18 lakh trees to be felled, part of tiger reserve diverted to link Ken, Betwa rivers
The Hindustan Times

Over 18 lakh trees are to be felled and 6,017 hectares (ha) of forest land—majority of it from Panna tiger reserve—diverted for the Ken-Betwa river link project that would irrigate 6.35 lakh hectares of drought-prone Bundelkhand and provide drinking more....

Air pollution: Delhi government’s expensive PUC vehicular emissions network system fails utility test
The Financial Express

Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) in a report pointed out the hurdles the department is facing with the new network installed to monitor the vehicular emissions in Delhi. The report pointed out that it was facing issues with data, accura more....

Pollution board to decide on clearances to 39 mines today
The Times of India

Panaji: Goa State Pllution Control Board (GSPCB) on Monday will decide on granting consent to operate under Air and Water Acts to 39 mining leases, including 12 mining leases at Sonshi, which have been asked to stop activities. GSPCB officials hav more....

Mumbai dumps 2,100mn litres of human waste in sea daily
The Times of India

MUMBAI: Where does Mumbai's waste go after you flush it down the toilet? In a wooded patch close to the Bandra sea link toll booth, municipal engineers and maintenance staff monitor a constant gush of light brown water as a dull stench permeates t more....

Rise in elephant deaths concerns Forest officials
India Today

Coimbatore/Udhagamandalam, May 14 (PTI) An estimated 36 elephants died in the last 18 months in Coimbatore and Nilgiris Forest divisions, due to acute water shortage, starvation and man-animal conflict. The major casualties were reported from Nilgir more....

IWAI to study impact of waterways on dolphins
The Hindustan Times

With wildlife experts warning of a threat to survival of Gangetic river dolphins due to a national waterway project, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has decided to conduct an impact study on the Bihar-Jharkhand Gangetic stretch. The U more....

Over 18 lakh trees to be felled, part of tiger reserve diverted to link Ken, Betwa rivers
The Hindustan Times

Over 18 lakh trees are to be felled and 6,017 hectares (ha) of forest land—majority of it from Panna tiger reserve—diverted for the Ken-Betwa river link project that would irrigate 6.35 lakh hectares of drought-prone Bundelkhand and provide drinking more....

Air pollution: Delhi government’s expensive PUC vehicular emissions network system fails utility test
The Financial Express

Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) in a report pointed out the hurdles the department is facing with the new network installed to monitor the vehicular emissions in Delhi. The report pointed out that it was facing issues with data, accura more....

Pollution board to decide on clearances to 39 mines today
The Times of India

Panaji: Goa State Pllution Control Board (GSPCB) on Monday will decide on granting consent to operate under Air and Water Acts to 39 mining leases, including 12 mining leases at Sonshi, which have been asked to stop activities. GSPCB officials hav more....

Mumbai dumps 2,100mn litres of human waste in sea daily
The Times of India

MUMBAI: Where does Mumbai's waste go after you flush it down the toilet? In a wooded patch close to the Bandra sea link toll booth, municipal engineers and maintenance staff monitor a constant gush of light brown water as a dull stench permeates t more....

Mumbai group spends 5 Sundays clearing 1.47-lakh kg garbage from Poisar river
The Hindustan Times

A citizens’ group has taken a huge step towards reviving one of Mumbai’s rivers — Poisar. River March, a group comprising more than 150 people, started a clean-up drive to free the riverbed of the filth Mumbaiites have dumped into it for years throug more....

Modi visit: MP govt forms 5,000-strong team to ensure pollution-free Narmada event Ranjan
The Hindustan Times

To prevent any embarrassment to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Narmada SevaYatra’s concluding ceremony at Amarkantak in Anuppur district on Monday, the Madhya Pradesh government has asked 5,000 BJP activists to ensure that the river is not p more....

PM Modi to launch river conservation project in Madhya Pradesh to ensure pollution-free Narmada
The Hindustan Times

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch on Monday the Narmada Seva Mission for the conservation of the crucial river, which is a lifeline of Madhya Pradesh. Modi is expected to announce the road map of the project while attending the concluding cer more....

Centre approves construction of sewage treatment plants in coastal regulation zone in Mumbai
The Hindustan Times

After giving the ambitious coastal road project its green nod last week, the Central government has now cleared the decks for construction of sewage treatment plants (STPs) in the coastal regulation zone (CRZ) I. This has paved the way for the civic more....

Honking in Hyderabad reaches deafening level in Noise Pollution
The Hans India

Hyderabad: Noise pollution levels in the city have reached alarming proportions. Citizens in several areas in the city are facing noise pollution beyond permissible levels. The State Pollution Control Board (PCB) and traffic police are grappling with more....

Yesterdays News (Sunday, May 14, 2017 )
Upsurge in surface of Arctic glacier detected by researchers
Rapid surge of Arctic glacier detected by ESA satellites
27 tigers sighted in TATR buffer zone: Waterhole census
HT Impact: Rights panel calls Rajaji director over polluted river water Nihi Sharma
Recycling: Gadget to tackle e-waste
Third generation of Panna tigers roars in Chitrakoot
ELEPHANT NUMBER GOES UP IN PTR
39 Great Indian bustards sighted in DNP in Raj
Tiger park sees rise in jumbo count
Chandrapur: 62 tigers sighted during annual waterhole census at TATR

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